Forums
Welcome to Live View – Take the tour to learn more
Start Tour
There is currently 1 person viewing this thread.
Des Pond
21 Jul 18 19:18
Joined:
Date Joined: 19 Aug 06
| Topic/replies: 22,208 | Blogger: Des Pond's blog
The big beasts of the Cruiserweight Divison finally meet  tonight for all the Major belts and the WBSS title in a mouth-watering clash in Moscow. Highly rated, former Olympian Oleksander Usyk, 14-0-0 takes on unbeaten powerhouse Murat Gassiev, 26-0-0 in the long awaited Final, originally scheduled for Dubai in May. Will the quicker, flashier southpaw from Ukraine be able to outfox the relentless, hard-hitting and younger Gassiev? Whatever the result, if their respective semi-finals are anything to go by, a fantastic fight is in prospect here. A few months ago Usyk would have been definite favourite for this one, but since the fight was moved to Moscow, and in view of his impressive destruction of Younier Dorticos in his last fight, Gassiev has become a slight favourite. Personally I think that Usyk is the better of the two boxers and should have too much speed, skill and movement for Gassiev. His footwork and ability to work angles and throw effective combinations, while managing to stay out of range, should see Usyk coming out on top. Obviously, the market disagrees with me slightly. There are various reasons for this. Firstly, Gassiev is as strong as an ox and carries tremendous power in both hands. He throws some great combos, particularly when he gets inside the guard. He has a great chin and a particularly powerful left hook, which he loves to double up, on finishing off several opponents with the uppercut. There have been some doubts raised about Usyk's preparation having sacked his trainer and taking on his cut man instead. Also the fact that the fight is in Gassiev's home country : Moscow is always the kind of place that raises doubts about impartiality and all sorts of rumours of skullduggery abound. However, as the fight is taking place under the auspices of the WBSS, and previous fights seem to have been free of any obvious interference, I think that these fears can be laid to rest. I don't believe that Moscow will be any more impartial than London, Manchester or Glasgow, to be honest. And, I believe that the better fighter will be victoroius on the night. It's Usyk for me, after an extremely hard fought and exciting contest, but Gassiev is as dangerous as they come. Great fight in store, looking forward to it.
Pause Switch to Standard View WBSS Cruiserweight Final - Usyk v...
Show More
Loading...
Report Des Pond July 21, 2018 7:46 PM BST
Fedor Chudinov in a hard fight against Mohammedi for France. Not particularly impressive from Chudinov, interesting to see how the judges see it. Chudinov looks tired and flat-footed.
Report Shrewd_dude July 21, 2018 7:54 PM BST
Gassiev at 5/2 for me.
Report Des Pond July 21, 2018 7:57 PM BST
Previously unbeaten light middleweight Ponomarev was beaten in a split decision earlier, if that's any guide to the impartaility (or otherwise) of the Russian judging. Although Vorobiev is also Russian.
Report anxious July 21, 2018 8:03 PM BST
is this on tv anywhere
Report Des Pond July 21, 2018 8:08 PM BST
ITV Box Office, anx.
Report Des Pond July 21, 2018 8:10 PM BST
a slghtly dodgy split decision for Chudinov, there. Not sure he deserved it, tbh.
Report anxious July 21, 2018 8:11 PM BST
ok des thanks
Report Des Pond July 21, 2018 8:27 PM BST
Money coming in for Usyk now, although the last fight might put some bettors off a bit. Usyk gone to evens from 2.12 earlier.
Report Shrewd_dude July 21, 2018 8:50 PM BST
As you say I can't see the fact that it's in Russia being much of an issue given it's under WBSS who will not want any dodgy decision to affect the credibility and market value of their next two tournaments. Particularly since the middleweight final is beginning to get a bit farcical.

I can see it being close though and people being split on the winner.

I'm surprised Usyk lost favoritism. Though the 5/2 the bookies put up on Gassiev even pre change of location was ridiculously under rating him.
Report Des Pond July 21, 2018 9:01 PM BST
Yes, 5/2 is a great price. Fight could go either way.
Report GRANTCKING July 21, 2018 9:09 PM BST
not paying a tenner for this, link me someone!
Report Des Pond July 21, 2018 9:29 PM BST
http://sportstream365.com/boxing
Report GRANTCKING July 21, 2018 9:31 PM BST
same link ive been using, is R9 of breidis up to date?
Report Des Pond July 21, 2018 9:37 PM BST
Might be a delay of about a minute, not sure. It's the only one I've got, i'm afraid.
Report GRANTCKING July 21, 2018 9:41 PM BST
Grin beggars cant be choosers
Report Des Pond July 21, 2018 9:44 PM BST
true, neither can stingy buggers like me. Grin
Report Des Pond July 21, 2018 9:48 PM BST
http://streamhunter.top/boxing/oleksandr-usyk-vs-murat-gassiev-sht5a4a297?l=1544418739

This one is in English, but my anti virus doesn't like it and Duke Mckenzie is on it. Still Duke's is always good for a laugh, whether he knows it or not.
Report Des Pond July 21, 2018 9:51 PM BST
Look at the size of Naz, fecking hell. Laugh
Report GRANTCKING July 21, 2018 9:51 PM BST
that stream is nice
Report GRANTCKING July 21, 2018 9:52 PM BST
Laugh naz is fecking huge
Report GRANTCKING July 21, 2018 9:52 PM BST
Laugh naz speaking the truth here, he picked eubank to beat groves ffs, hes utterly hopeless
Report wisewords July 21, 2018 9:55 PM BST
Cooper you left the darts for this?
Report GRANTCKING July 21, 2018 9:56 PM BST
nah still got the darts on, just posted aswell look
Report Des Pond July 21, 2018 10:05 PM BST
Darts, Cry
Report GRANTCKING July 21, 2018 10:08 PM BST
Laugh
Report Des Pond July 21, 2018 10:10 PM BST
Maybe Naz has taken darts. looks like it. Laugh
Report Callisto-moon July 21, 2018 10:10 PM BST
layed gassiev, no where near good enough usyk is a monster.
Report Callisto-moon July 21, 2018 10:10 PM BST
layed gassiev, no where near good enough usyk is a monster.
Report GRANTCKING July 21, 2018 10:13 PM BST
I dont know anything about either of these 2 tbh
Report Des Pond July 21, 2018 10:15 PM BST
They are both good. Gassiev maybe the harder hitter, Usyk quicker and more skillful, and not without power, himself.
Report GRANTCKING July 21, 2018 10:16 PM BST
Sad so no feather fisters on show
Report GRANTCKING July 21, 2018 10:16 PM BST
Grin do love it when points cant lose
Report Des Pond July 21, 2018 10:18 PM BST
They are definitely not feather fisters. Grin but they are both very strong, so it could easily go the distance. In fact, I think it will.
Report GRANTCKING July 21, 2018 10:23 PM BST
have done usyk on points, total guess tho
Report Callisto-moon July 21, 2018 10:24 PM BST
usyk faster harder and better mover.
Report Des Pond July 21, 2018 10:24 PM BST
Usyk sharper, so far.
Report Callisto-moon July 21, 2018 10:30 PM BST
stream is great but weird no commentry
Report Des Pond July 21, 2018 10:36 PM BST
Usyk ahead, fairly comfortably, but Gassiev is always dangerous.
Report Callisto-moon July 21, 2018 10:37 PM BST
took one of his brst on chin no danger.
this guy is good
Report GRANTCKING July 21, 2018 10:38 PM BST
usyk taking a kicking here
Report GRANTCKING July 21, 2018 10:38 PM BST
hes going to have to do alot here to get the decsision with the gassiev being at home
Report Des Pond July 21, 2018 10:38 PM BST
good punch from gassiev, but Usyk took it well.
Report GRANTCKING July 21, 2018 10:41 PM BST
usyk is doing a hughie fury here
Report GRANTCKING July 21, 2018 10:42 PM BST
hes touching him and moving, shades of ali in the ring here!!
Report Des Pond July 21, 2018 10:42 PM BST
Gassiev lands a strong one now and again, but usyk must be well up , by now.
Report Des Pond July 21, 2018 10:44 PM BST
Gassiev a bi too flat footed and slow. Has the equalizer though, not sure if he'll be able to land it cleanly enough.
Report GRANTCKING July 21, 2018 10:45 PM BST
tony bellend would beat either of these!
Report Des Pond July 21, 2018 10:47 PM BST
No chance, bellew.
Report Des Pond July 21, 2018 10:48 PM BST
Usyk too quick, too busy.
Report soba July 21, 2018 10:53 PM BST
Usyk vs punch bag
Report Des Pond July 21, 2018 10:54 PM BST
Gassiev getting scholled, here.
Report Des Pond July 21, 2018 10:56 PM BST
If Gassiev wasn't so tough, they could easily stop this.
Report Des Pond July 21, 2018 11:00 PM BST
Great performance from Usyk, Gassiev has no answer.
Report wisewords July 21, 2018 11:04 PM BST
Des will you stay up for Beefy Smith later?
Report Des Pond July 21, 2018 11:06 PM BST
depends what time, wisey, should be a good fight. Munguia is very strong at the weight.
Report wisewords July 21, 2018 11:08 PM BST
Market thinks he's going to brtually KO Liam
Report wisewords July 21, 2018 11:08 PM BST
brutally*
Report GRANTCKING July 21, 2018 11:09 PM BST
Grin
Report GRANTCKING July 21, 2018 11:10 PM BST
easy £££
Report GRANTCKING July 21, 2018 11:10 PM BST
do love a feather fisted contest
Report Shrewd_dude July 21, 2018 11:10 PM BST
Masterclass from Usyk. Think Gassiev will come back from that and show what a great performance it was as well.
Report Des Pond July 21, 2018 11:11 PM BST
I think beefy will give him a much better fight than Ali did
Report GRANTCKING July 21, 2018 11:11 PM BST
one of these super 6 series birds is dirty as feck!
Report GRANTCKING July 21, 2018 11:11 PM BST
bet kalle has had a piece!
Report Des Pond July 21, 2018 11:15 PM BST
Usyks, name on the trophy already. Laugh
Report wisewords July 21, 2018 11:16 PM BST
nah they stuck the name badge thing on once he was announced the winner
Report GRANTCKING July 21, 2018 11:16 PM BST
quite a nice trophy that
Report Shrewd_dude July 21, 2018 11:17 PM BST
Kalle to busy hoovering up half of Columbia to give a **** about birds.
Report wisewords July 21, 2018 11:17 PM BST
lol Ronald always looks so out of place
Report Des Pond July 21, 2018 11:20 PM BST
nah they stuck the name badge thing on once he was announced the winner

Not on my stream. Laugh
Report wisewords July 21, 2018 11:21 PM BST
I saw them messing around with the name badge things beforehand and then she stuck it on after he was announced the winner
Report GRANTCKING July 21, 2018 11:21 PM BST
this streamhunter link was pretty legit, congrats des!
Report GRANTCKING July 21, 2018 11:22 PM BST
Laugh lmao at that answer there
Report GRANTCKING July 21, 2018 11:22 PM BST
2 words
Report GRANTCKING July 21, 2018 11:23 PM BST
the interviewer guy didnt know where to look
Report Des Pond July 21, 2018 11:29 PM BST
yes, it was a bit behind the other one but pretty clear.
Report Captain carnage July 22, 2018 12:34 AM BST
Superb display from Usyk. Never seen such a big cruiser with such output and so nimble footwork.

Gassiev looked clueless from the first bell. Heavy handed but ploddish footwork and no head movement.

Bellew gives Usyk a much harder test and may just fancy it with the latter looking like he lacks top class power.

Can see Usyk chasing the big dollars at heavyweight and he should give the top big boys real headaches and very possibly beat them all if lasting 12 rounds.
Post Your Reply
<CTRL+Enter> to submit
Please login to post a reply.

Wonder

Instance ID: 13539
www.betfair.com